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With New SNAP Work Requirements Removed, We May Finally Get a Farm Bill
The previous farm bill expired in October and lawmakers were at an impasse over a House Republican push to restrict access to food stamps.
More Evidence That Welfare Work Requirements Don’t Lift People Out of Poverty
A new report suggests that poor people just tend to get poorer when they lose their benefits.
Senate Clears Farm Bill, Setting Up Fight With House GOP Over SNAP
Donald Trump is the tiebreaker, and while he’s demagogued about SNAP work requirements, he’s not threatening a veto if they are missing.
GOP Likely to Sneak Cuts to Food Stamps Through the House This Week
There are still ongoing fights over SNAP work requirements and farm subsidy limits, but one obstacle to the farm bill has fallen.
Virginia Is Giving Obamacare a Huge — If Belated — Win
Democrats were able to wrangle a few GOP votes to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of needy Virginians.
Farm Bill Defeated in House Over Food Stamp and Immigration Issues
House GOP lost Democratic Farm Bill votes by insisting on new SNAP work requirements. Then conservatives took it hostage over an immigration fight.
3 States Are Pushing Medicaid Reforms That Discriminate Against Black People
Funny how this works: White midwestern conservative lawmakers are exempting their own rural constituents from Medicaid work requirements.
Trump Demands More Stringent Work Requirements for Food Stamps Recipients
It’s a great way for Trump to demagogue about shiftless welfare bums without actually making major changes in a popular program.
Trump Administration Says No to Medicaid Time Limits (for Now)
While the administration lets states impose work requirements on those who receive Medicaid, it won’t let them just cut people off after three years.
Michigan’s Proposed Medicaid Work Requirement Comes With a Racist Twist
The bill exempts residents of high-unemployment rural areas, but hangs those in high-unemployment cities out to dry.
Moby Has a Take on Food Stamps — and It’s Junk
The vegan electronic musician’s liberal paternalism doesn’t have me SNAPping my fingers.
Ryan to Unemployed Poor: Let ‘Em Eat Job Training
The frustrated would-be entitlement reformer Paul Ryan is taking the indirect route of linking work requirements to job-training programs.
GOP Tinkering With Medicaid Could Tempt Red States to Expand Coverage
An apparently unintended consequence.